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Monday, October 20, 2014

ClassicalBEETHOVEN, Piano Concertos 3 and 4 performed by Maria Joao Pires, piano and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, conductor (Onyx) Maria Joao Pires made a YouTube sensation no... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rock Queen, “Live at the Rainbow ’74” (CD/DVD/Blu Ray/Vinyl, Hollywood/EMI). When Queen played the Rainbow Theatre in London on March 31 and Nov. 20, 1974, the group had not yet e... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ClassicalVarious Composers, “All the Things You Are” performed by pianist Leon Fleisher (Bridge) In music as in life, sometimes less can be more. Bach’s Chaconne from his Partita ... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ClassicalAnne Akiko Meyers, “American Masters: Violin Music by Barber, Corigliano and Bates” performed by Anne Akiko Meyers and the London Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin (E-one)... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jazz Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, “Stories” (CamJazz); Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder, “Spark of Life” (ECM). Jazz piano is a completely international art and has bee... Read More

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PopWeezerEverything Will Be Alright in the End[Universal]∆∆∆∆Whoa!I mean, it’s not like Weezer has ever released a total dud of an album or anything. But this? This ... Read More

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HandelMessiahThe Handel and Haydn SocietyHarry Christophers, conductor[Coro]3.5 starsThe august Handel and Haydn Society is gearing up for its 200th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than ... Read More

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JazzAvishai Cohen’s TriveniDark Nights[Anzic]3.5 starsTime to sit back and marvel at the world we live in. Who among us could have imagined 15 years ago that the day would come in New York City... Read More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ClassicalJenny Q. ChaiLife Sketches: Piano Music of Nils Vigeland[Naxos]2.5 starsNils Vigeland’s is a Buffalo-born and Buffalo-formed career. His father, Hans, was one of Buffalo’s best-... Read More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By Jeff MiersNews Pop Music CriticWhoa!I mean, it’s not like Weezer has ever released a total dud of an album or anything. But this? This is ridiculous.From start to finish, “Everything ... Read More
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